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2 India-bound Emirates flights avoid collision; DGCA seeks report

2 India-bound Emirates flights avoid accident; DGCA seeks report

BRAND-NEW DELHI: With two India-bound flights of Emirates recently closely preventing an accident at Dubai Airport, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday sought a report from UAE authorities on the event.
On January 9, a Bengaluru-bound Boeing 777 got in the runway on which another B777 had started speeding for take off to Hyderabad.
Thankfully, the latter managed a high-speed declined take off just in time to avoid colliding with the other Emirates B777 on the runway.
Because both the airplane are UAE-registered and the occurrence likewise happened in Dubai, aviation authority of the country will investigate the like per International Civil Air travel Organisation provisions.
“Nevertheless, we have inquired to share the examination report as and when available,” a senior DGCA official said.
About the close shave, an Emirates representative said: “On January 9, flight EK-524 was advised by air traffic control service to decline liftoff on departure from Dubai and this was finished effectively. There was no airplane damage, nor existed any injuries. Security is constantly our top concern, and just like any occurrence we are performing our own internal review. The event is likewise under examination by the UAE AAIS (Air Accident Investigation Sector) and we are unable to comment further.”
The guests on the 2 Emirates B777s had a narrow escape.
On March 27, 1977, 583 travelers had actually lost their lives when a KLM Boeing 747 began liftoff in low daytime exposure while a Panam jumbo was still backtracking the exact same runway and a crash happened at this Tenerife Los Rodeos airport. Both the airplane were totally destroyed and the runway was damaged. All 248 residents of the KLM airplane and 335 of the 396 residents of the Panam aircraft were killed. This is among the worst aviation disaster.
This is the 2nd close shave including Emirates flights in recent days.
UAE authorities are probing the remove of a Washington-bound flight on December 20, 2021, that nearly impacted the ground in neighbourhood.
The aircraft apparently came within 175 feet of impacting the ground. The aircraft continued securely to Washington.

Released at Fri, 14 Jan 2022 19:47:34 +0000

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